Destiny generates $325 million in total sales in first five days
Activision revealed today that sales of Destiny, the long awaited new sci-fi shooter from Halo's original development team Bungie, have totaled $325 million in its first five days worldwide.
Destiny first went on sale on September 9 and later that week Activision said that it sold $500 million worth of the game to retailers, so a sell-through of $325 million in its first five days is pretty solid, especially for a new IP. Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, is quoted as saying, "Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That's on par with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of Duty games, which obviously is an industry leader."
There's no word yet on the breakdown of how many copies of the game were sold for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. While Activision and Bungie made agreements with Sony to promote Destiny heavily on the PlayStation platforms, Microsoft has also put a lot of effort into marketing Destiny as well, to tap into Bungie's previous fan base for the Halo games.
If you have played Destiny, what is your opinion on Bungie's latest game?
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Unlike most MMOs, there is a real challenge, And you really are working to defeat enemies. Most MMOs are like, 1,4,3,2 press button cycle. In WoW there isn't even dodge. I like Destiny, there is a hidden depth and beauty many people havent given the time to try.
I will not buying Destiny anytime soon, unless someone wants to buy it for me. I refuse to pay for a game with such limited content (4 worlds out of which I explored 2 in the Beta) and pay $20 for each freaking DLC that should have been part of the main product.. If Mass Effect ever goes online, it would kick Destiny's ass hard and wipe the floor with it.. Even Mass Effect 1 has more content than Destiny.
Bungie said it's a platform for the next 10 years but I find it hard to justifying buying anymore expansions.
Wasn't encouraging anybody towards anything. I simply do not agree with Microsoft's gold paywall. #HatingGoldSinceItsExistence
Rockstar have already started advertising console GTA.
Nuff said xD
The Game is a Shame for its 4 years of development and as a borderlands clone just weak .. To short . To fast leveling . No loot . No motivation . And a bad pvp .. With too big maps. No voice chat . No balance and overpowers hunters .. Just no fun anymore
Actually as low level char you have much more fun then as a LV 20+ when there would be at least normal or rar LV 20 weapons . But noooo .. Gosh I hat getting no loot and stuff when I bet a mission on difficulty LV 20
It actually reminds me of assassins creed, which after playing through a few in the series the first game really feels like a glorified tech demo of the style used. Destiny feels the same, like it's a trial and the issues will be ironed out in subsequent releases/updates.
Activision is going to milk the shit out of it though, so I guess good luck for me getting my wish.